Medical Questions > General Forum Topics > Health Insurance Forum

Performance Anxiety/Health Insurance Question

I'm an 18 year old male, suffering from sexual performance anxiety.
i've been considering getting prescribed viagra/cialis to help.
however, i'm a little embarassed to tell my parents, who's insurance i'm covered by, about this.
if i set up a doctors appointment, pay the copay myself, and bring my dads insurance card, will he be able to know what specific medication im prescribed?
I told him i had anxiety issues, but he most likely thinks im just going for general anxiety/ getting medicated with your typical SSRI's. I did tell him i was going to go to the doctor to ask about/be prescribed medicine for my anxiety.
would he know what medication im prescribed? simply because im being covered by his insurance?
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied August 17th, 2010
Hi there, thank you for posting your question. My area of expertise is in human sexual dysfunction. I hope I can be of some small help to you.

I am fairly certain that whatever medication you are prescribed will not appear outside of your doctor's notes. There is no reason to think otherwise.

By the way, medication is OK short term. Long term the cure for performance anxiety is behavioural. You need a stable relationship for that though.

Dr Andrew Rynne.
Did you find this post helpful?
Must Read
Learn how doctors clinically diagnose one of twelve kinds of anxiety disorders...and which doctors you should see for an anxiety diagnosis....
Anxiety disorders can affect anyone. But do you know the common signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders? Learn more now....
Anxiety is a normal, healthy emotion when experienced during specific moments. But do you know the signs that anxiety has gotten out of control? Read more here...
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Health Insurance , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.